When it comes to keeping your home safe, you can never be overprepared. In addition to having all your windows and doors secured, pets are another great way to keep your home safe and deter crime.
Why Pets Keep Your Home Safe
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, when it comes to burglars, they prefer quick, easy, and mess-free crimes. Despite the elaborate schemes portrayed in crime movies, most burglars want to slip in and out of homes without ever making a peep. This is why pets, dogs, in particular, are so great at deterring crime. Many dogs will bark at everyday occurrences, like a car driving by; most dogs will definitely bark at something out of the ordinary, like a person trying to enter the house in the middle of the night. The loud barking draws attention to the scene and will notify the homeowners and their neighbors that something is amiss. Even if the pet itself does not scare the burglar away, barking can notify homeowners that something is awry, giving you time to catch the thief or call for help.
How to Ensure Pets Keep Your Home Safe
Of course, some pets will do a better job than others at deterring burglars. Large dogs are great “guardian” pets as they are more likely to scare intruders away. On the other hand, small dogs that bark a lot are great “deterrent” pets, as the noise will draw attention and discourage criminal activity. Trained guard dogs will actually attack intruders if they see them as a threat. No matter the type of dog you have, qualified pet trainers can teach your dog to be an alert dog. Training your pet can provide extra comfort that your home is safe and protected.
If Pets Aren’t for You
Though many people consider themselves #doglovers, pets aren’t for everyone. If you find yourself in this category, rest assured that there are many other ways to keep your home secure. Crimsafe Security Screens have been independently tested and are the strongest security screens on the market. Our screens are custom-made to measure, ensuring a secure fit no matter the size of your door. Whether you have a pet or a security screen, taking security precautions is the best investment you can make for your home.